Software question

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by therecordingart, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'm running Cubase SX 2.0 and I'm looking for a different program to use. I hardly ever use midi, and this program seems to focus around midi. It also doesn't seem to have a lot of editing power compared to Cool Edit. I use a Tascam FW 1884 so I want something that I can still use my board with.

    Other than there an really good program out there that:

    1. Has in depth editing power
    2. Can use the FW1884
  2. Have you looked into Nuendo?
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Nuendo IS Cubase SX - On steroids.

    Don't know on the Tascam, but I'd look into Samplitude. Midi is secondary (although I understand they've made HUGE Midi improvements in 8 - about to be released).

    Best damn audio engine I've ever used. I have Nuendo 2 sitting here collecting digital dust.
  4. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I'd give a recommendation to Samplitude as well.. :D The tascam works fine as a controller with it if you use it in Mackie Control Mode. I don't particularly like the box itself, but if you already own it, that is neither here nor there...

  5. MrPhil

    MrPhil Guest

    Samplitude 8
    or Vegas 4 or 5

    Vegas has good editing functions and is based on audio handling. Lacks midi completely (a downside to many)
  6. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA

    I would have to agree with the others that Samplitude is a good product (particularly Sequoia) as well as Pyramix. However, I'd like to find out more about what you mean by "seems to focus around midi." While midi is an important part of Cubase SX 2, the audio engine is excellent and works quite well with the FW-1884. On all of my mobile rigs, I have Cubase SX 2 which I either edit everything native on those systems, or export so that I can use my pyramix system to edit.

    What kind of editing powers are you looking for?
    It does excellent crossfades, good plug-in implementation, good metering and monitoring and excellent summing.

    FWIW, I do absolutely no midi in my studio (almost entirely classical) and Cubase works just fine.

    For mastering, I definitely prefer Pyramix.

  7. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    Cubase SX edits audio just as good as midi. Although I'm a midi buff, I've found using it has helped my editing techniques in the audio side too. I love to cut and paste with SAMPLE accuracy, with no issues at all. Maybe a few of us are'nt aware of the power that's at our fingertips. I've always believed that practice makes or in this case...leads to perfection.
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